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Comment Re:Fucking idiots (Score 2, Informative) 1532

That will not help them Obama-care counts Full-time Employees and Full-time Equivalent Employees. Full-time Equivalent Employees are the number of hours worked by part-time employees divided by 30, so by my understanding a full-time 40 hour employees counts as 1 and 2 part-time working 20 hours count as 1.5! So if an employer mis-calculates and goes over the magic number of 50 by 1 he can be hit with penalties.

Comment Re:Fucking idiots (Score 1) 1532

Not really it was more about raising the debt ceiling, which is effectiviely spending your grand-chirldren's money. If the debt ceiling isn't raised, then the federal government can only spend what it can raise through taxes and fees, so basically the government is saying on the first day of it's fiscal year, this year's money is alread spent and they need to refinance their mortgage to buy food.

Comment Re: Carbon tax (Score 1) 479

Carbon tax only works if most everyone implements it, otherwise business goes where it isn't as it is cheaper.

Isn't that the point? Aren't carbon taxes a thinly disguised wealth redistribution plan? Make the developed nations adopt counter-productive measures and drive production to the under-developed nations. If that's not the case wouldn't we apply the measures to everyone?

Comment Re:Basic Statistics Deception (Score 1) 400

Cap and Trade for CO2 hasn't worked at all, the only people who were even in the market to begin with was tax evaders, money launders and con men, SO2 was a whole other ballgame, it was a regonal problem basically North of the Ohio River and East of the Mississippi River and effective SO2 emmission abatement technology was becoming available as the trading market was implimented. This region was is highly sophisticaled economically, technologically and the political entities have a long history of inter-governmental co-operation; pretty much the opposite of the CO2 cap and trade environment.

Comment Re:Basic Statistics Deception (Score 1) 400

>This is the same reason why Christian fundamentalists can't stand Islamic fundamentalists, despite the fact that they are ideologically indistinguishable to an outside viewer.

Only if the outside viewer doesn't bother to actually learn the ideologies. One big difference: Yahweh is generally presumed to take an active (if subtle) hand in shaping the world, whereas Allah is generally presumed to have stepped back and left the world to us, restricting his influence to the actions of his followers and judgement in the afterlife.

No Allah and Yahweh are the same God, to some Christian Fundementalists , a Muslim is a Jew that hasn't been circumsized and beleives that Mohamed is a prophet of God, a few consider Muslims Jews in thrall to Satan.

Comment Re:Not much worry with a source build (Score 5, Interesting) 472

One of our advanatages is that I'm sure the Russians don't want NSA backdoors in Linux, and the NSA doesn't want Russian backdoors in Linux and neither want Chinese Backdoors and simalarly the Chinese want neither NSA or Russian backdoors. After all of this "Spy vs. Spy" Linux is unlikely to have backdoors. If your requirements are great enough that unlikely isn't good enough your probably shit outa luck because nothing will be good enough for you.

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